blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: I Was Half Asleep Yesterday . .

8.17.2009

I Was Half Asleep Yesterday . .

. . .when I looked up at the TV screen (showing the Little League World Series) and saw some kid with the graphic underneath him that read, "Luke Ramirez, 6'2", 205 pounds. 13 years old." Good grief. I wasn't dreaming. It's some kid named Luke Ramirez out of California and, trust me, this picture does not do him justice.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Watched it too....they had several big boys but this kid is beyond normal range of growth....had a mean fast ball. Dad was the coach!

Anonymous said...

HGH, all the Latino's are doing it.

RPM said...

It happens, I was 6'2" when I was 12. Problem was I had no coordination. My nickname was Andre.

Anonymous said...

By the way I watched the game also but did not finish it. I turned it when they were putting the third pitcher in who won the game Green or white?

Some Guy said...

Not saying this is the case but, I see it in youth soccer all the time. Hispanic kids that are a foot taller than most kids (white, brown and black) on their team. Parents are new to the country and they got a ten year old that shaves and has the footwork of Messi. Yeah right!

Anonymous said...

Show me the birth certificate, the DNA study etc. Don't know how many times I dealt with issue in my years coaching soccer. And yes, always the same demographic- brown folks who originate south of our border. I don't know, guess they're thinking they'll get rich without even ramming a white persons car or faking a fall at work.

Dee said...

We had a patient who was 6'4", 263 pounds, and he was twelve years old.

He was from the island of Tonga. And he was HUGE! Solid as a brick; not an ounce of flab. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

13? Riiiight... If it was a girl, maybe I'd believe it.

Anonymous said...

Little league is a cheat. Years ago my son's team was smoked by the other team's pitcher (son of their coach) in a playoff game. The kid looked a little old. I made a trip down to the office at Dallas County that had files on divorces. Yes, the dad and mom of the kid had a divorce on file. And in the file were the names and birth dates of their two children. And the truth was out. They were lying about the age of their little league star so he could strike out the opposing players who were much younger. Faced with the evidence, Little League would do nothing about it. I even called their main office, in Pennsylvania I think. I suspect this was and is not an uncommon practice.

Anonymous said...

More than one way to find the truth. I would go to the boy's school and go back to the year he should be in the first grade and see if the library at that elementary school has a year book with this giant's picture in it. There are several other ways to get the facts out. Public records on things such as divorces are an excellent source.

Anonymous said...

what?? CSI for a little league game. you must be kidding. let the little fellas play. it's only a game! gee, some people scare me...